About Michiel Luchtman
Michiel Luchtman is associate professor at the Willem Pompe Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology and the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE). He is also editor of the authoritative Dutch commentary on 'International Cooperation in Criminal Matters', a member of the Standing Committee of Experts on International Immigration, Refugee and Criminal law (Meijers Committee) and rechter-plaatsvervanger (honorary judge) at the District Court of Amsterdam. His research and teaching focus on the consequences of Europeanisation for criminal justice and law enforcement in general; on criminal law and human rights; on economic criminal law, as well as criminal tax law. An example of how Luchtman combines these research interests is the multidisciplinary research, entitled 'Prosecuting cross-border crime in the European Union - What role for the legality principle?'. This project was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme. The goal of this research was to determine how the European Union and its Member States should take the decision on which state will commence investigations and bring cases of cross-border crime to trial.